Unexpectedly facile isomerisation of [7,10-Ph2-7,10-nido-C 2B10H10]2- to [7,9-Ph 2-7,9-nido-C2B10H10]2-

Sergey Zlatogorsky, David Ellis, Georgina M. Rosair, Alan J. Welch

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The 2e-reduction of 1,12-Ph2-1,12-closo-C2B 10H10 followed by oxidation or metallation gives products that arise from [7,9-Ph2-7,9-nido-C2B10H 10]2-, formed by unexpectedly facile isomerisation of the kinetic 7,10-isomer: the 4,1,6-MC2B10 compounds which result are progressively isomerised to 4,1,8- and 4,1,12-isomers for M = {CpCo} but to an equilibrium mixture of 4,1,8- and 4,1,12-isomers for M = {(arene)Ru}. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2178-2180
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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